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The run of top notch videos continues with the latest from Onoe Caponoe. For Space War 169, the High Focus MC has joined forces with experimental bass duo, Ivy Lab, as well as his friend and regular collaborator, L-Zee Roselli. The track is taken from Ivy Lab’s Space War EP and is accompanied by more visual magnificence from This & That Media.

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Another important release that has surfaced in the end of year flurry, is the latest album from Lunar C. After the success of his Dirtbrain LP last year, the Bradford rapper delivers an album which finds him sharper and more entertaining than ever. It’s the same blend of depraved humour, killer punchlines, self-deprecation and hilarious braggadocio, but with a more focused and cohesive feel. There are guest spots this time too, including VVV’s Juga-Naut, who kills his verse on Last Action Hero, and Roll Deep favourite, Mango, who joins Jehst and Lunar on Zero Fux. I can’t find much information on the production credits, but I know Pitch 92 and Jehst definitely both played a part, and I would hazard a guess that beats from HashFinger and Muckaniks are probably in the mix as well. The whole album can be streamed below and downloads can be found on Bandcamp.

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The new album from Sylla B was released on Friday and marks a honing of skills for the Bristol-based MC. His last few releases have all demonstrated a growth in confidence and penmanship, leaving The Walls Have Eyes feeling like the culmination of all that progress. Straight up grime bangers sit next to more thought-provoking tracks, with the variety of styles strengthened by Sylla’s production choices. There are beats from Oozhe, xeno, DROG Beats, Moody Lew, Just Sayin, Yung Toro and sam.makes.beats, along with features from Toro, Gabriel Waves, Moody Lew and Solo Jane. This is a very strong release from an MC whose talent refuses to let him go unnoticed and one who’s only going to keep getting better. You can stream the album in full below and downloads are available from Bandcamp.

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All-round production don, Sumgii, has a new EP en route, on the infamous Swamp81 label. Sumgii has long been one of my favourite producers and so I thought I’d share this new playlist, featuring some of his greatest beats to date. The playlist features audible gold from the likes of Cult Mountain, Jam Baxter, Lee Scott, Milkavelli and Dabbla. There is also an instrumental version too, which you can find here. It should get you into just the right mood for the EP, which is due for release very soon. More info to follow.

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At the end of this month, Sylla B is set to release his album. Following his rise over the last couple of years, which included a string of excellent releases, Sylla is now poised to cement his place on the scene with a full-length solo project. The Walls Have Eyes features production from a number of different sources, including DROG Beats, Oozhe and Moody Lew, as well as features from the likes of Yung Toro and Gabriel Waves. Three tracks are ready to stream now, which you can find below, and pre-orders can be made via Bandcamp.

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This week we were treated to the release of the new EP from CLBRKS, as he continues to build on the foundations he’s been laying for the past couple of years. Snake Soup sees the London rapper connecting with Kiina, who handles full production on the EP which you can stream below. There are also downloads available from Bandcamp.

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New heat from CLBRKS, as he continues run of loosie drops with Snake Soup. The track features some strong production from Kiina and the super-slick video is another win for Honey JD. Expect more new music from CLBRKS emerging soon.

Another frenzied lyrical assault from Vulgatron, as he continues to pave the way for his new solo career in the post-Foreign Beggars era. Blind is produced by Oddprophet and it’s available to stream/download via Never Say Die Records.

The Bad Taste roster recently gained some extra muscle, as they announced the imminent arrival of a new project from Bahamian rapper, Obijuan. The internationally roaming artist has teamed up with GRIMM Doza for Layin Low, a simple but effective, stripped back track which provides some useful insight into the rapper’s appeal. Obijuan’s latest album, The King’s Wishes, is due for release on 20 November.

Bristol in full effect on this brand new track from rising producer, DROG Beats, as he brings in two generations of local MCs. Any regular visitors to my blog will already know about Sylla B and his rise over the last couple of years, thanks to his often devastating flows. He is joined on the track by Bristol double-time OG and all-round lyrical monster, Buggsy. As you can imagine the final product is pretty special and highlights Bristol’s lengthy history of producing great lyricists. Enemies is also available to stream on all the usual platforms.